Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Fire gutted shanties in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur
February 16th, 2017 at 1:26 pm
Fire gutted shanties in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur

Dhaka – Several thousand people from the low-income group have been rendered homeless after a fire raged more than 150 shanties in Dhaka’s Mohamamdpur area early on Thursday, police and firefighters said.

The fire broke out at Banshbari slum at about 4 am and the firefighters doused the flame after nearly two hours of efforts, officer Jamaluddin Mir said.

The authorities said they will launch an investigation to determine whether it was an accident or an act of sabotage.

The firefighters estimate that more than 150 shanties were gutted in the fire.